Fauci, Hero or Scapegoat?

Fauci, Hero or Scapegoat?
Here is a guy who is just trying to do his job, but gets thrown under the bus everyday. Like all of us, he’s just trying to do his job.

Look closer for two accolades, two quotes supporting Dr. Fauci, two quotes making him the scapegoat, and a quote confirming his ability to think and voice opinions critically:  

  1. Presidential Medal of Freedom
  2. Director – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  3. Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about.
  4. I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society.
  5. Dr. Fauci, as you’re aware, it is a crime to lie to Congress.
  6. On March 20th Dr. Fauci jumped in and “corrected” the president during a press briefing on hydroxychloroquine treatment for coronavirus saying, “You got to be careful when you say [hydroxy. . .  is] ‘fairly effective.’ It was never done in a clinical trial… It was given to individuals and felt that maybe it worked.”
  7. I consider myself a perpetual student. You seek and learn every day: from an experiment in the lab, from reading a scientific journal, from taking care of a patient. Because of this, I rarely get bored.

The story: 

Anthony Stephen Fauci (born December 24, 1940) is an American physician-scientist and immunologist serving as director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to the president.

As a physician with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fauci has served the American public health sector in various capacities for more than 50 years, and has acted as an advisor to every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan. He became director of the NIAID in 1984 and has made contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiency diseases, both as a research scientist and as the head of the NIAID. From 1983 to 2002, Fauci was one of the world’s most frequently-cited scientists across all scientific journals. In 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Fauci the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, for his work on the AIDS relief program PEPFAR.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fauci was one of the lead members of Pres. Donald Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. Currently Fauci is the Chief Medical Advisor to Pres. Joe Biden, officially appointed in 2021.

Medical Achievements

Fauci has made important scientific observations that contributed to the understanding of the regulation of the human immune response and is recognized for delineating the mechanisms whereby immunosuppressive agents adapt to that response. He developed therapies for formerly fatal diseases such as polyarteritis nodosa, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and lymphomatoid granulomatosis. In a 1985 Stanford University Arthritis Center Survey, members of the American Rheumatism Association ranked Fauci’s work on the treatment of polyarteritis nodosa and granulomatosis with polyangiitis one of the most important advances in patient management in rheumatology over the previous 20 years.

Fauci has contributed to the understanding of how HIV destroys the body’s natural defense system, progressing to AIDS. He outlined mechanisms of induction of HIV expression by endogenous cytokines. Fauci worked to develop strategies for therapy and immune reconstitution of patients with the disease, as well as for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. His current research is concentrated on identifying the nature of the immunopathogenic mechanisms of HIV infection and the scope of the body’s immune responses to HIV.In 2003, the Institute for Scientific Information stated that from 1983 to 2002, “Fauci was the 13th most-cited scientist among the 2.5 to 3.0 million authors in all disciplines throughout the world who published articles in scientific journals.” As a government scientist under seven presidents, Fauci has been described as “a consistent spokesperson for science, a person who more than any other figure has brokered a generational peace” between the two worlds of science and politics.                                    -credit wikipedia.com

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done in graphite and the following prisma colors: Indigo Blue for indignance, Peacock Blue because of a peacock’s flamboyance, Blush Pink for embarrassment of – and Crimson Red for mistakes of his accusers, and Spring Green for his work during the spring of 2020.

Derivative Work photo credits: face is from nymag_com – 16783e69b46590d1cfde4173ea95e29290-11-fauci_rsquare_w700; jacket and tie is from cbsnews_com – faucireplace-2047167-640×360; the virus illustration is from www_miamioh.edu Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Miami

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Fauci, Hero or Scapegoat?

Here’s a guy just trying to do his job.


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